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Cow Palace
Daly City, California

One look at the setlist, and you know the Dead were up to something. But they were not just playing a massive group of tunes on this day; they also debuted the complete Wall of Sound and brought out the first Cassidy and Scarlet Begonias. What's more, the music itself is phenomenal, particularly once the band settles in. By Black Throated Wind the boys are firing, pulling out a luscious jam halfway through and making it clear the crowd was witnessing something special. As the rest of the show unfolds, magic pulses forth at regular intervals. Billy and Phil are just amazingly on throughout the night, and Jerry adds his usual, which is to say nothing less than amazing...